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The Philosophers’ Mail


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And here is something else for your Friday, an alternative to The Daily Mail and all it’s trivia, called The Philosophers’ Mail. It’s a new venture by Alain de Botton and the School of Life people, done with wit and empathy for our facile interests and good humour. Can’t say as I ever read The

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Hauerwas and How to Write a Theological Sentence


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I had the pleasure of chatting to the lovely Laurel Moffatt after this lecture by Stanley Hauerwas on How to Write a Theological Sentence the other evening. Her reflections are worth reading. (And she has also given me a gift, and a diagnosis, in the phrase l’esprit d’escalier. I loved this, from Wikipedia: “a sensitive

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Talking Rocks – Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl


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So, I did look for this previously, but I have today stumbled upon the chapter I quote below, Talking Rocks, from Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl, on youtube, so here it is. 4 minutes. You can watch another chapter called Breathing Characters here. You can also view the special feature with ND Wilson of why he

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Open your eyes – Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl


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I’ve been taking photos on my phone of magnolias again. I received the DVD of Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl, by N.D. Wilson in the mail late last week, and I have watched it over and over this weekend. It has inspired me through the unfortunately boring end to a crochet project, of weaving in all the

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